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Nov 11, 2012 11:30am PST
forgotten when jobs are on the line. photojournalist john torigoe has that story from california. >> i am currently in fighting training with the california conservation corps. hold it and just pull. there is an awful lot of training, so it's really good they're doing this especially for veterans because it can be hard sometimes to find good jobs. we played with the chain saw, just kind of get associated, a little more familiar with it. then we practiced laying hose from an engine, which we hadn't done yet, with actual water. >> that's what influences the land fires, right? >> since it's mostly veterans, it's really easy for a lot of us to just click and work together, so the teamwork thing fell into place very well. i was an aviation, hydraulics and air frame mechanic. i was at camp pendleton and we deployed to afghanistan in 2010. i know it was a really bloody summer while we were there. i saw a lot of bodies come back. >> my job was quarter master. we helped out with amphibious operations. i was so focused on the navy at one point in time, i never imagined myself being a firef
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Nov 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
how california looks and how nevada and virginia looks. >> right. >> it is difficult for mitt romney to say this economy is in free fall, it is not. unemployment rate here is pretty darn good, 5.2%, the lowest in the country. the president won by ten points here in the last election, my question for you, sue, why isn't he locking it down? >> you know, we actually feel like we're locking it down, we have been locking it down for two years. >> i think she is selling you something, they are not locking it down. >> reporter: we found plenty of people in iowa who are not convinced. >> we can't sustain itself, you hear these big huge empires, countries are going bankrupt. it will be us. >> reporter: he doesn't think he has plans for the deficit. >> i don't think either side has plans for it. it becomes the lesser of two evils. >> reporter: kevin says he can't plan a 2013 budget and certainly can't hire. >> our customers are just slow. they're just not ordering. >> reporter: he says like him, they're frozen, waiting to see who wins the election and whether we fall off the fiscal cliff. >> i
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Nov 14, 2012 9:00am EST
want him, you can see that. in fact, senator feinstein of california, who is head of the senate intelligence committee, wants him, is hoping that he would testify as early as friday. he was scheduled to testify this week. in fact, i believe it was thursday. that's not happening. but, you know, youf got two things. one is they believe that the information that he has, obviously, would be valuable. and, in fact, in some cases they would say crucial. the other thing is there are allegations by some republicans that the timing of his stepping down and all of his scandal is connected to the investigation. now that is surmisal on their part. that's allegations. there certainly is a lot of interest in getting him up there to tell what he knows. >> jill dougherty, reporting live for us this morning. >>> it has been eight months since the president has held a news conference at the white house. as you know, a lot has happened since then. attacks in benghazi, re-election, fiscal cliff we're getting very close to. white house correspondent brianna keilar joins us now. i guess we should exp
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Nov 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
diego, california is the human genome capital of the world. same deal, public, private, foundations, people working together. ever since the tea party took over the republican party -- >> boo! >> ever since the tea party took over the republican party, they say it's my way or the highway, we're right all the time. they've beat the distinguished republican senator from indiana, richard luger, their most important foreign policy spokesperson because he was attacked by his opponent for cooperating with president obama on national security. they're nominee actually said, i couldn't make this up, that his happiest day was when he was imposing his opinion on someone else and he wanted the people to send him to washington, so that he could have more partisanship in washington, d.c. now if you want it, you can have it. the people of indiana don't want it, congressman joe donnelly his opponent was ahead by 11 points in the most recent polls, you're going to change that. but it will all be for naught if you reward him by not electing president obama. if you want cooperation over conflict, if
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
not to hear the california proposition 8 case, it may mean that as early as next week same-sex marriage will be legal again in california. >> it's a big day to come visit us tomorrow and find out what happens. thanks for being here. >> we have to leave it there. gentlemen, thank you for being with us. carol costello takes it away. cnn "newsroom" starts now. good morning. >>> happening now in the newsroom, president obama meets up with one-time rival mitt romney for lunch at white house. could a solution to the fiscal cliff be on the menu? live report from washington straight ahead. >> plus this -- stunning video out of syria, rebels cheer after a military helicopter is shot down. what does it mean for the united states? >>> drones. we know the military uses them. well, get ready for drones possibly buzzing your house. >>> and forget steroids. adderall is the new p.e.d. and four nfl players are suspended. >>> cup of joe, only one question left. something you would buy? >> no, not at all. >> "newsroom" starts now. >> good morning to you. thank you so much for being with me. i'm c
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Nov 23, 2012 11:00am PST
reminder for people too, this is a guy educated at the university of southern california. he has the western sensibility, but make no mistake, his allegiance is to islamist party. people that are far more krad cal than he is, but he also has many liberals saying he's the new pharaoh. this will continue to go on and when you don't have that outlet of a parliament, a constitution to go to and vent and have all those debates, there is going to be a lot of frustration in the streets. you'll see that, i'm sure, for months to come. >> christiane amanpour said said short sentence, israel made a deal with an islamist government and now it appears that mohamed morsi may have gotten peace for another country, but losing it at home. we'll continue to follow the live pictures here this is tahrir square, reza sayah is there live in cairo, as he is reporting that a police car pulled up and was set on fire. you've got the protesters there who are just downright angry at these assertions that president morsi has made saying that his decisions, his decrees, his decisions over the past few months cann
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
washington. >>> workers as a walmart warehouse in southern california are demanding better working conditions and they went on strike because of it. it's part of a larger initiative expected to unfold in the coming weeks in an effort to improve wages and benefits for walmart workers. if the strike happens, it will happen during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. black friday. joining me now is chris allen, a worker at the walmart warehouse in ontario, california. good morning, chris. >> good morning. >> first of all, telling me what you guys do in the warehouse. >> well, we unload walmart freight and we load it on to other trailers to go out to other walmarts in southern california region here. >> and what are the working conditions like inside the warehouse? >> well, the working conditions can through the summer we were working through the summer, it's been very hot. and we've been -- haven't been getting water breaks. and we haven't had any clean water. we've been using tap water from the facility at the cross dock. and we've been on strike last month, and we just now seeing thes
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00am PST
up, look at the latest. he eeked this out because of california. 50-48. trust me, at the white house, this is a narrow victory, but winning the popular vote and the electoral college will help them. we have a very difficult governing challenge ahead. had governor romney won the popular vote, and president obama won the electoral college, then you have a lot more, shall we say, grumpy people this morning. >> grumpy people this morning. people were perhaps grumpy watching a little bit last night, depending on your political perspective. i was watching you. i feel like the turning point was when you start doing the math, almost impossible for romney to hit that 270 mark once, you know, nevada went obama and then missouri and then it was the final projection because of ohio, right? >> because of ohio. missouri went for governor romney. as you watched early on, you knew coming in that governor romney had a harder path to 270. you knew he needed this. we haven't called that yet. the president is leading now. it is blue on this map because that is the vote total. you knew he needed this, he
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to unseat gop incumbents in blue states like california, new york and illinois and could see gains in maryland and florida. so why do these house races matter? members of congress will have to make big decisions in the coming months. chief among them, reaching a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect next year. >> the zoidecisions confronting congress over the next four months are bigger than most of us have seen in our lifetime, i think, on the fiscal will matters at least. >> reporter: athena jones,s cnn, washington. >> hurricane sandy changes the rules for election day. some voters will now cast their ballots by e-mail and fax. how d? dumb luck? or good decisions? ones i've made. ones we've all made. about marriage. children. money. about tomorrow. here's to good decisions. who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutual is owned by our policyholders so they matter most to us. massmutual. we'll help you get there. and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and t
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Nov 18, 2012 4:00pm EST
view, california. eric schmidt, it sounds like you were in that closed door meeting, we know you weren't, but thank you for joining us. >>> there was a story that went unreported on election night. mitt romney's landslide, he actually had many of them across the country in his loss to barack obama. we went to king county, texas where president obama suffered his most severe shellacking. >> reporter: what do you think of barack obama's first term? >> ain't worth a damn. i don't agree with anything he done. >> reporter: it was a sentiment that was also common after president obama's first run for president. 3.4% chose obama, the lowest for any county in the country. if you could tell barack obama to do one thing, what would you tell -- king county is not only barack obama's lowest vote percentage, it's also the county where he received the lowest total number of votes. nationwide, the president tal tallied more than 62 million votes. but here in this county, he got 5 votes. mitt romney winning 139 to 5, made this the president's worst showing in the u.s. we went to the girl's baske
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Nov 23, 2012 9:00am PST
targeting the chain today. we are outside of wal-mart, and that's in paramount, california, where there are big crowds in the parking lot. who is protesting the retail chain and what are they actually hoping to accomplish? >> they're not all this from this store, and the reason why they are targeting the most important shopping day of the year to be out here in front of these stores is to remind shoppers and management that there are some serious problems here with the workers, with pay and health care. this is something twheer seeing not just in the store, but marshally across the country. from texas to maryland. there are employees who are not showing up for work. here's what one employee told us. >> we don't want customers to walk from wal-mart. this is how we pay our bills. with them this is how the store stays open. it's awesome. what we're trying to do is get a point across. that's all we're trying to do. wal-mart, help us. >> reporter: so trying to make a point. the question is has wal-mart management heard? at this point it does appear that management and these protests wh
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
is it so important what happens on the ground right now? >> we're from california. we came to ohio because, you know, california is kind of a safe state, we wanted to be where the action was. and, you know, it is really important to get every single voter out there. >> reporter: alina smith is the veteran here. how long have you been doing this? >> about 50 years. >> reporter: 50 years you've been volunteering? >> yes. >> reporter: for democrats? >> yes. >> reporter: and for the president now? >> if they don't have rides, we're ready to pick them up and carry them and put them right on the spot, whatever it is. >> reporter: on the other side of town, from the other side of the aisle, another group of ladies is burning up the phone lines for governor mitt romney. for mary mogan, sometimes the calls are a success. >> can we count on your vote for mitt? yes, that's what i want to hear! thank you, ma'am, so much. >> reporter: and sometimes not so much. >> can we count on you for mitt romney? hello? i guess that's a no. >> reporter: across the table, one month call newby angie dodd she'
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Nov 13, 2012 9:00am EST
training with the california conservation corps. hold this and then pull. >> yeah. >> it's good they're doing this especially for veterans. it can be hard to find good jobs. play with the chainsaw, get associated, more familiar with it. practice laying hose which we hadn't done with water. >> it's easy for us to click and work together so the teamwork thing fell into place really well. i was an aviation, hydraulics mechanic. we deployed to afghanistan in 2010. it was a bloody summer while we were there. we lost a couple of pilots. i saw a lot of bodies coming back. >> i was in the u.s. navy for four years. my job title was quartermaster. we helped out with amphibious operations, had a lot of marines on our boats. i was so focused on navy at one point in time, i never imagined myself being a firefighter, i never imagined myself going through the training. it's been challenging for me but the challenge is more than welcomed. >> i'm hoping i get picked up with some kind of fire department or i'm also trying to get into some kind of police work, just experience and hopefully a job.
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
california filmmaker behind an anti-muslim film that sparked riots across the middle east is returning to prison. mark youssef will spend one year behind bars for violating his probation from a bank fraud case, using several fake names, including one with while shooting "the innocence of muslims," depicting the prophet mohammed as a killer and child molester. >>> one young mother in kenya has named her newborn twins barack obama and mitt romney. >> translator: i gave birth to twins and decided to name them after barack obama and mitt romney. i named the first one barack and the second one mitt just like obama and romney in the u.s. election. >> we can only hope congress can show such bipartisan love. they will soon get their chance. dan lothian at the white house. dan, i understand -- >> reporter: how can i follow that? >> i know. i just kind of feel sorry for the newborn named mitt because, of course, he lost the election. maybe that won't resonate in kenya. >> reporter: exactly. >> an honorable man. i'm not saying anything bad about mitt romney the person. what can you tell us? >> re
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Nov 25, 2012 3:00pm PST
rhinestone cowboy, glen campbell, plays his final concert in napa, california, after being diagnosed with early stages of alzheimer's. >>> a lot coming your way this week. that's going to do it for me. much more of the "newsroom" straight ahead with martin savidge in for don lemon. >> let's get started right away and bring you up to speed with the headlines. egypt's president standing hard on his decree saying hey, it's only temporary. it didn't go over well. they demand that morsi lifts his rule. even larger demonstrations are planned for tomorrow. at least 117 people are dead after a massive fire at a clothing factory in bangladesh. it happened just outside the capital city of daka. you can see that every window is lit with flames. some workers did try to escape by jumping out those windows. 200 people were injured. officials say there were 200 workers mostly women, in the factory. they expect the death toll to rise. >>> china has successfully landed a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier for the very first time. china's official news agency says the aircraft carrier was originally being
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Nov 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
trying hard to unseat gop incumbents in blue states like california, new york, and illinois. and could see gains in maryland and florida. so why do these house races matter? members of congress will have to make big decisions in the coming month. chief among them, reaching a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect next year. >> the decisions confronting congress over the next four months are bigger than i think most of us have seen in our lifetime, at least on the fiscal matter. >> it's not just the fiscal cliff. >> most people think we need fundamental tax reform, cuts in spending and entitlement reform. there's no indication the new congress will be willing to do that either short-term in the lame duck or longer term. >> so the forecast for the next congress, more of the same. athena jones, cnn, washington. >> and we have more on the race to the white house. first lady michelle obama is expected to speak any minute now in southern ohio. you're looking at live pictures right now. looks like a gymnasium of the university
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Nov 13, 2012 9:00am PST
. collect it out. >> reporter: currently in the firefighting training with california conservation core. just pull. >> close it. there you go. >> offer a lot of training. it's really good they're doing this for especially veterans because it can be hard to find jobs. pla play with chain saw. practice laying hose from an engine, which we hadn't done, with actual watt. >> that influences the wild land fires. >> it's mostly veterans, it's easy for us to click somewhere just work together. so teamwork thing fell into place really well. i was aviation hydraulics and air frames mechanic. i was stationed at camp pendleton and deployed to afghanistan in 2010. it was a bloody summer while there. i saw a lot of bodies coming back. >> i was in the u.s. navy for four years and ply job title was quarter master. we helped out with amphibious operations, we had a lot of marines on the boats. i was focused on navy, i never imagined myself being a firefighter, never imagined myself going through training. it's been challenging but the challenge is more than welcomed. i'm hoping that i get picked up with
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00am PST
time doing this. the fbi says he's robbed at least three other banks this year. two in california, one in washington state. he allegedly shot and seriously wounded a police officer who spotted him running out of there after that robbery number one. in judging from an eyewitness account many the rexburg standard journal, the robbery could have gotten uglier. the suspect became agitated when it took too long to get the money out of the vault. he told the victims about shooting the police officer and ordered everyone in the vault, slammed the door and he ran off. $70,000 in reward are offered up for this guy, this ak-47 bandit described as 25 to 40 years old. 5'10" and stocky. if you recognize him, call police, call fbi. >>> the family court judge in texas caught on videotape beating his teenager daughter with a belt has been reinstated to the bench. he is william adams. he was suspended a year ago, with pay, after that video rant went viral -- not a rant. it was a video that went viral on you tube showing him abusing his 16-year-old daughter. this was back in 2004. this happened in the s
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
in iowa. >> reporter: and it matters how california looks and how nevada looks and virginia looks. >> right. >> reporter: it is difficult for mitt romney to say that the economy is in free fall. it is not. sue heads the iowa democratic party. >> the president won by ten percentage points in the last election, so, sue, why can't he lock it down right now, it is neck and neck. >> well, we feel like we are lock it down. we have been lockingt down for two years. >> i think that she is selling you something to be honest with you. i don't feel it is in lockdown. >> reporter: we found plenty of iowans who are not convinced by either campaign. >> i don't see fiscally how we can sustain ourself, because europe right now and the huge empire countries are going bankrupt. it is going to be us. >> reporter: and orthodonnist chad morarend thinks that the deficit is not enough for either side. >> i don't think that either side has a plan. it is the lesser of two evils. >> reporter: back at creighton medals, he says he cannot expand. he says he is frozen about whether we fall off of the fiscal cl
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Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
president will carry new york and california. mitt romney will carry texas. those states are not in play right now so it's in terms of an immediate impact but the battleground states, widely admired. people that don't like necessarily democrats or republicans, they look to see who's the best candidate and i think michael bloomberg has sway potentially. if it's a close race in ohio, virginia or nevada, maybe anything could have an impact on swaying final undecided voters and bloomberg could have an impact, not a huge impact. i think you're right on that matter but anything could have an impact. >> we thank you. see you at the top of the hour for "the situation room." i want to get back to the aftermath of sandy. we have seen, you have seen the absolute destruction over a couple of days that nothing more shocking than the pictures from breezy point, new york. look at this. where not just the floodwaters but fire has consumed home after home after home. more than 100 before the fire stopped and when you look at the images, can you imagine staying in your home as the fire swept through
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Nov 17, 2012 11:00am PST
it. robert reich, professor at the university of california, berkeley. thank you for talking to us. >> thanks. gary. >> one thing people may not be spending money on no matter what happens with the fiscal cliff, twinkies. hostess announced yesterday it's shutting down twinkie operations. and right after that, twinkie sales shot up -- this is amazing -- 31,000% on amazon. a lot of people are feeling nostalgic about the tasty treat. >> following a nasty labor dispute and almost a year in bankruptcy, hostess brands is closing its 33 bakeries more than 500 distribution centers and selling off its assets, putting the future of the 82-year-old twinkie in question. it's been a long road for the cream filled pastry now a part of the american lexicon. >> it's twinkie the kid. >> wow! >> the twinkie was born in 1930 in illinois. the inventor was looking for a way to use the continent al baking company's seasonal strawberry pans year round. he came up with a sponge cake filled with banana. during world war ii, it was forced to change to vanilla filling and it never changed back. in the 1950s,
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Nov 30, 2012 8:00am PST
centralized decision, and you've got one organization called cloud flare out of california that published this fascinating video which shows how the route to syrian upstream providers one by one were shut down all starting after noon local time on thursday, effectively plunging 20 million syrians into internet darkness. now, it's the opposition that has made very effective use of the internet thus far, actually, using the internet to upload opposition videos, to youtube, get their voices out to the outside world. so, it doesn't seem like they would have much of an incentive to plunge syria into internet darkness. and despite the fact that the state internet providers went down, the opposition activists have still been getting their images out of friday, the traditional anti-government protests, via alternative methods of communication, satellite phones, for example. that we know the u.s. and the british governments have been supplying to activists. we've seen them out in the streets calling for the downfall of the syrian regime as they've done every friday for 20 bloody deadly months. ash
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Nov 23, 2012 8:00am PST
have stores here in california that we're expecting later in the day. so tlar number of stores across the country where we're seeing more of these protests. but walmart says you have to look beyond just the bodies there. when they look at who showed up and walked off the shop, only about 50 employees did not show up as they were scheduled. they're saying they have the same number of employees who didn't show up for work last year as they had this year. so what walmart is saying is they believe and they keep pushing this, is this is a union-backed effort that as far as the walmart employees, they believe this is limited. talk to some of these people in the picket lines today and they will tell you that this is a very important move for them. that they are hoping to make a message on a potent shopping day. >> i'm getting the sense that the protest and picket lines are keeping any shoppers away? >> not at all. when actually we talked to some of the employees who were working overnight here at this particular walmart the employees said they had a robust black friday. there were a lot of s
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Nov 25, 2012 11:30am PST
california. low sales tax. local book stores already on pressure for the rabid rise of ebooks feel particularly squeezed. michael tucker owns a chain of book stores in san francisco. >> if you can save 10%, why wouldn't you? >> reporter: but amazon's tax advantage recently disappeared in california, adding 7 to nearly 10% to the cost of each order. it also began taxing this year in other states like pennsylvania and texas. on-line retailers collect tax only for states where they have a physical presence. now here in california, amazon is building two giant warehouses, including this one near los angeles. it's a million square feet, and for the old-fashioned retailers, it's another reason to worry. why? because amazon's goal is to get items to customers faster and to be able to offer same-day delivery. that's right. you can avoid stores if you want and have a package delivered to your house in a matter of hours. a win for consumers but tough for local retailers. >> if amazon creates distribution centers and facilities on their turf locally, that takes away the one advantage that we
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Nov 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
you know, one of them is the biggest states. it's not a surprise. california. the other two are florida and texas, which i found interesting. big population of veterans. >> texas is another big state. >> yeah, another big state. and the state with the highest percentage of veterans, i would have never have guessed this. >> highest percentage? >> highest percentage. the answer, alaska. 14%. >> like per capita? >> yeah, out of every 100 -- 14% of the population in alaska. there's one thing i want to remind everyone. president obama was talking about this. there are 3.5 million americans in this country who have disabilities due to their military service and they have different ratings on that in terms of their disabilities. but that's important for all of us to keep in mind. these are people whose disabilities stem from their service to the country. 3.5 million people like that. there are a lot more. during the conversation of ireport, we're celebrating the wisdom of veterans. >> extraordinary individuals who made ultimate sacrifices in so many different ways. all right, josh, tha
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Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
for another person but a memory of the past most of the time. >> california's governor called it quackery because he is and he helped ban it which it should be. now the crackdown may go nationwide. yesterday, california congresswoman jackie spear announced a nonbinding resolution to encourage each state to make the same move that california did. it's called the shock revolution. shock is for stop harming our kids. some kids explain what the therapy did to them. >> i am telling my story now in hopes that others will speak out to put an end to this sham. the ex-gay industry did nothing but provide me and my family with false lies mass ka raiding as science. >> representative jackie spear joins me now live from capitol hill. congresswoman, thank you so much for joining us. my first question to you, why not just introduce legislation to ban it? why the nonbinding resolution? >> it is a state function to regulate professions, so it is incumbent on the states to look at the scope of practice within professions and determine whether certain practices are appropriate or not. the american
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Nov 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
crazy results in california. there is a rebuttable presumption, one shoot, two, this case could go to the jury. [ male announcer ] break the grip of aches or arthritis pain with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. rebuttable presumpti . >>> in california, a 90-year-old man retaliated after he was shot in the face after a burglary, now get this, they are suing him after he returned fire. richard herman and new york criminal defense attorney law professor joins us from las vegas, richard, i'll start with you on this. what do you say to this? it is unbelievable. >> it is unbelievable, for 200, $300, anybody can file a lawsuit. and we see it every year, unbelievable cases, ninety-year-old man has his house broken into, gets tied up. the burglar is stealing in front of him, he breaks free, there is a shootout. he ends up shooting him three times. the assailant here gets convicted. prison term and sues because he was shot. >> yeah. >> believe it or not, believe it or not, susan, there is a claim here. there is a
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Nov 27, 2012 11:00am PST
, we're not competitive. in huge areas of the country. some of the biggest states, california, new york, illinois, we're not competing anymore. we don't even advertise there. once you give up those electoral votes, we're getting down to where we have to -- we're in ohio every time, we have to win florida and ohio every time. what we need to do is be competitive throughout the united states, and i think young people want a less aggressive foreign policy. they don't want to put people in 20 years in jail for marijuana use or nonviolent crimes. and i think they want a little bit different approach to immigration. >> okay. you say you want to be part of the national dialogue. perhaps a bigger part of it. we shall see. senator rand paul, thank you very much, we appreciate it. >> thank you. >>> and now to the face to face meeting today between u.n. ambassador susan rice and her chief republican critics. ambassador rice on capitol hill, just this morning, to meet with the people you see on your screen here. you have senator john mccain, lindsey graham, kelly ayotte. she went to address co
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Nov 12, 2012 8:00am PST
, and that's california and new hampshire, of all places. >> so new hampshire would be the place where they would amscray? they would have a long flight. >> that's right. that's right. the industry does say that they would like to perhaps go to nevada, but nevada's state supreme court actually hasn't explicitly ruled that pornography can be filmed there. >> huh. so, ron, they want to -- the industry before it pulls up stakes and moves the entire, you know, show across the country, they want to actually sue about this ballot measure. my question is -- i'm not going to suggest for a moment that you know all the legal ins and outs, but do they have merit in actually launching a suit, and if they are successful, what does that mean to the voters of california who have said that they feel it's important to have a safe work environment? >> well, the porn industry says that, you know, this measure violates their first amendment rights to film -- to, you know, produce their film the way they want to. now, the aids activists who sponsor this measure, which passed with 56% of the vote in los ang
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Nov 25, 2012 4:00pm PST
it for fun, a couple dollars a year. unfortunately, i'm in california no powerball in california. i can't do it. >> ll,aybe we could work out some sort of deal, we will have to see here. that's unfortunate for you. we should point out in no way do we condone people get involved in playing lotteries. we love to dream t is a fun fantasy, think about all that money what we might do with it. this was a good way to spend four minutes thinking about that very thing. thank you both, gentlemen, talking about t find out who wins, hopefully, just imagine if they don't on wednesday. all right. thanks again. >> thank you. >>> a gangnam style christmas? well, tough see this and how it all synced up on their holiday light show in just a moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] you build a reputation by not breaking down. consider the silverado 1500 -- still the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickups on the road. and now we've also been recognized for lowest total cost of ownership -- based on important things, like depreciation, fuel, and maintenance costs. and now trade up to get a 2012 chevy
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Nov 27, 2012 8:00am PST
intense therapy. very controversial. in fact, it's even been banned in california. and now there are claims that it is entirely a scam. >> in another exercise, a man had to break through a human barricade that i was a part of in order to seize two oranges that were meant to symbolize his testicles. he was then frenetically instructed to squeeze the juice and drink from them and put the oranges in his pants in order to represent gaining his testicles. the symbolic absence of them supposedly being a cause of his homosexuality. in retrospect, these practices fall on a range between absurd to disturbing. >> that was one of the plaintiffs in this case. and joining me now is cnn's alan duke, who's written extensively on this. who's involved in this lawsuit? and what are the claims that are being made? >> michael ferguson, who you saw, was 19 when he underwent this reparative therapy or conversion therapy at jona, a new jersey-based organization, that offers this. and there were three others. two were 17 when they started. their parents joined or at least their moms joined this lawsuit, wan
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00am PST
, proposition 8, which outlaws gay marriage in california. what happens if the court decides not to hear this one? >> it is tricky, don, because first of all, nothing is simple to the supreme court. it depends what the court does. the court could formally reject that case, which means the lower court ruling stands, so for proposition 8, a federal appeals court already ruled that the ban which passed as a referendum by the way is unconstitutional. so the supreme court rejecting the case would basically make same sex marriage legal again in california. this is another big point, though, the supreme court could simply decide just to sit on the case, not hear it this term, not reject it either and that basically would put the decision off to a later date. and then at that time, california would just sort of be stuck in a legal limbo until the court makes a decision. >> all right. so we'll just basically what you're saying we'll have to wait and see what happens on this one, right? >> yeah. >> several cases deal with doma, the defense of marriage act, is what we're talking about. what is at the he
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Nov 28, 2012 8:00am PST
the next. 20 to 30 feet of waves. from oregon down to the california coast. we're talking about the sierra but it will affect all the way from british columbia down to south of san francisco. one storm after the other. those are the huge waves. high surf warnings along the coast. you need to stay out of the water and all surfers are going to want to be in the water. a big, big event for the west. we haven't talked about this big of an event, i don't think, probably for years for the west coast, ashleigh. >> for yearses? >> yes. >> you said 20 inches of rain, ten feet of snow. that usually translates into landslides for people of california. >> no doubt about it. and this heavy rain isn't through all of the burn areas but there are burn areas affected. what i mean by that, if you're on the east coast, once you have a fire in the higher elevations, from sierra up and down from california to washington, you don't have the roots of the plant trying to hold that dirt in and the dirt just want to move and it's a one-two punch. you've lost all of the vegetation around your house and now yo
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Nov 30, 2012 9:00am PST
the cases they can hear is the appeal of california's prop 8, the ballot metro that bans same-sex marriage. what's at stake? is. >> the first word is if, and so you have to reiterate that we don't know if that decision to take up this case is going to come today or even this term. it could and it might, and there's speculation that it will, but if the supreme court has anything, it's unpredictable, and on the proposition 8 case, there's a specific question. can a state referendum abolish same-sex marriage after the courts have already ruled that it's legal? remember, that statewide vote to ban gay marriage was in response to courts in california legalizing same-sex marriage. assuming the supreme court sticks to this specific issue, it would have big implications for, say, california, but wouldn't necessarily be a sweeping ruling that would impact same-sex marriage all over the country. >> joe, talk a little bit about these cases that are challenging the federal defense of marriage act, known as doma. this is essentially the law that defines marriage between a man and a woman where
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Nov 4, 2012 1:00pm PST
hollywood, california. and we'll go back to hollywood, florida, when the president starts to speak. >>> all right, meantime republican mitt romney is conceding nothing to the president. earlier he spoke to voters in the democratic stronghold of cleveland, ohio. no republican candidate has ever won the white house without winning ohio. and romney expects to continue that streak. >> if you believe america should be on a better course or if you're tired of being tired, i ask you to vote for real change. paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. when i'm elected the economy and american jobs will still be stagnant, but i won't waste any time complaining about my predecessor. >> this was the second of four events romney had scheduled for today. next up for the republican candidate is pennsylvania. so america has 50 states, but it's the key battleground state where is the race just might be decided come tuesday. right now cnn estimates that nine states shown here on the make or break states. president obama or 34mitt romne to wing the who is. there's to the all impo
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Nov 24, 2012 2:00pm PST
the law to be nude in public. and i didn't know you needed an additional law. >> in california, that is not true necessarily. they do have something called a decent exposure. but there is what we call elements of a crime. and any time the prosecutor wants to find you guilty of the crime, have the jury find you guilty, they have to find three things. the third element says you have to be naked and exposing your genitals for the purpose of either sexually arousing yourself or somebody else. so martin, if you are just walking down the street saying i like to be free in the breeze, guess what? that is not necessarily indecent exposure. so you can be naked all you want, as long as it is not for that horrible purpose of just wanting to be free. >> well, does it limit my free speech of going without clothing? >> well, i don't think so, there is speech and then just letting it all hang out. so there is speech, and there is i have a right to express myself by being completely naked. and the city council is saying no, oddly enough, the reason he proposes the legislation, when naked people sit
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Nov 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
battleground state of california because the romney campaign wants to reach out to the independents. a third of the voters here in colorado are registered independents. and so the last thing the romney campaign wants, and that the obama campaign wants is for those independents to throw up their hands and say i hate both these guys. i'm just going to stay home and not vote. whose coming out so far? colorado secretary of state says 1.6 million people have already cast early votes. and leading right now are registered republicans, by about 35,000 votes. so the republicans here in colorado say they have the ground game, they have the edge. they have the energy. and they believe this the obama win in colorado in 2008 was just a one off that, romney camp will take the stage. in a denver post poll, they say, hey, we have the edge. it appears that obama is slightly leading from according to that poll. having talked to people here, it is simply too close to call. reading the tea leaves, woe'll just have to wait and see what happens on tuesday. >> thank you so much, kyung lah. at the center of the fir
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